Australia is hardly obscure as far as travel destinations go. In fact, it’s so well known that a lot of people can find themselves feeling turned off by it. They assume there aren’t any surprises in store or anything interesting to do. However, the reality is that they don’t realize how awesome Australia is. In truth, it’s absolutely packed with exciting and interesting things to do every single day. If you’re still not convinced, here are just a few of them.
5 Things to Help You Experience How Awesome Australia Is
Dive in the Great Barrier Reef
You probably don’t need me to explain why the Great Barrier Reef is incredible. As the biggest coral reef system in the world, you’d have to have a total heart of stone not to be blown away by it. And with the danger that the reef is currently in, it’s a good idea to experience it now while you still can! Which makes me so sad, but it’s true.
Hit the Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road tours offer travellers the chance to experience some of the most extraordinary and ever-changing landscapes in the world. A short drive from Melbourne, getting to weave between dramatic cliff faces, rolling hills, and breathtaking waterfalls is something that you’ll probably be talking about for the rest of your life. And probably sharing on your insta too.
Surf on Bondi beach
Is there anything better than a beach vacation? Yes! A beach vacation where you get the chance to enjoy some of the most glorious waves and golden sands in the world. Syndey’s Bondi beach might not be much of a hidden gem, but its reputation is very well deserved. Whether you’re looking for the opportunity to relax in the sunshine all day long, or if you want to dive into the foam for some pulse-pounding action, there are few better places anywhere in the world.
Hike up Mt. Wellington
Want somewhere with a view that’s like nothing else? Then a hike up to the top of Mt. Wellington should certainly be on the books. It can be tough for outdoorsy types to find places that interest them when they’re travelling since so many places are geared towards tourists who want comfort. But Mt. Wellington strikes a wonderful balance between natural beauty and an accessible climb. Of course, if you’re not all that interested in the hike and just want the view, you can get a shuttle from the bottom all the way to the summit anyway. But that seems like cheating!
Take in the Royal Botanical Gardens
For those with an eye for genuine beauty, there are few things more utterly breathtaking than the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne. With some of the most extraordinarily gorgeous Victorian landscaping, the gardens are like an oasis of nature right in the in the centre of the city. And there are plenty of things on all year round—from film festivals to star gazing tours at the Melbourne Observatory.
So the next time you’re thinking about a travel destination, whether you’re taking a long trip or a short vacation, you can certainly do a lot worse than experiencing all of the amazing things that awesome Australia has to offer.